Colorado Rapids vs San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, 9/23/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-113) San Jose (+308)
Dick's Sporting Goods Park is the venue where Chris Wondolowski and the San Jose Earthquakes (2-5-5, 13th in the Western Conference) will take on the Colorado Rapids (4-4-4, 6th in the Western Conference) on Wednesday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids and Daniel Vega for the San Jose Earthquakes. The Earthquakes are priced at +308 while the Rapids are at -113. The O/U has been set at 3.
Colorado has controlled possession for 52.8% of games while successfully dribbling 56.9% of the time (19th in the league). They have launched 180 shots with 61 being on target, which calculates to a 33.9% SOT percentage. The Rapids as a team have scored 19 goals on the season, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their players have caught 5,163 passes on 5,761 attempts so far this season, giving them a receiving percentage of 89.6%.
Kellyn Acosta is a player who should be able to impact this game for the Rapids. He has totaled 12 assists while accumulating 31 yellow cards thus far in his career. Acosta has been given a starting assignment in 145 outings so far in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.10 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who hails from the United States has totaled 14 goals (154th among active players) in 13,014 mins played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Younes Namli, the forward who hails from Denmark. Namli has been on the pitch for 8,103 mins in 93 career starts and has been handed 8 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 16 times so far in his career and he has scored 11 goals. He averages 0.12 goals per 90 mins so far in his career (170th among active players).
The man defending the goal for Colorado is William Yarbrough. Yarbrough (55-41-57 mark in his MLS career) has earned 39 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 25.3% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 712 shots sent in his direction in 154 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.40 (215 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .711. Yarbrough has played for a total of 13,815 minutes and has tallied 506 saves during his MLS career.
San Jose has accumulated 5,886 pass targets on the campaign (4th in MLS) to go along with 5,103 successful received passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 86.7% and they have controlled possession of the ball 58.6% of the time. The Earthquakes have dribbled successfully 56% of the time so far this year while earning 17 goals. They have been able to connect on 32.3% of their shots on target out of 167 total shots.
Chris Wondolowski should provide solid play for San Jose. The forward from the United States has been on the pitch for 27,628 mins and he has scored 163 goals (1st among active MLS players). He has accumulated 34 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 37 times. He scores 0.53 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 280 games so far in his MLS career. Make sure to watch out for Andres Rios, the forward who hails from Argentina. Rios has been given 17 yellow cards in 8,530 mins played (91 career starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.25 (100th among active players). He has accumulated 24 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 4 different times.
Daniel Vega will be residing in front of the net for the Earthquakes. Vega has totaled 38 clean sheets while seeing 523 shots tried against him in 10,709 career minutes. He has earned a save % of .700 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 31.9%. He has allowed 1.40 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 50-27-42. So far in his MLS career, Vega has conceded 166 goals while he has tallied 366 saves in 119 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Jose (+308)
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